When Christ appears…

we will be like Him for we will see Him as He really is (1 John 3:2). Strong’s says this Greek word ‘Phaneroo’ is ‘when He appears’ meaning to be made manifest or appear or shew literally and figuratively. In the Thayer’s Greek Lexicon this means to make known what has been hidden, by words or deed or any other way. This same Greek word was used in Mark 4:22 which says,  For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was anything kept secret, but that it should be revealed. In this life it is true that once we see Christ truly, He manifests Himself however it may be, to become real to us, and we see who He is that we become more and more like Him. ‘We shall be like Him’ in the Greek hómoios meaning similar in appearance or character. So we become so full of love like Him that we burst at the seems to spill Him on anyone who will listen and we will yearn to show His love to others. We see people as Christ sees them. Ephesians 4:1 says, …live a life worthy of the calling you have received… We see every person we come into contact with significance and therefore we are prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ (1 Pet 3:15). We break out of the spirit of religion which says its my works that make me look like Christ. Instead we abide in Him and He in us and we bear much fruit showing ourselves to His (John 15:5). We deny ourselves daily so as to walk in the Spirit (Luke 9:23). Get our minds off of ourselves and worldly things, and onto more important things – Spiritual things.

Each person who believes in Christ has there own personal relationship with Him. We cannot put people into groups to characterize who they are or what they believe about Christ because it’s an inner personal thing. And God will judge us someday for our inner thoughts. 1 Corinthians 4:5 states: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Seek Him in the Word. Seek Him in prayer. Seek Him with all your heart.

The Bible says:

For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death (Pro 8:35-36)

Brothers and sisters:

May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God (Phil 1:11).

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